What does cadre mean?

Definitions for cadre
ˈkæd ri, ˈkɑ dreɪcadre

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cell, cadrenoun

    a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement

  2. cadrenoun

    a nucleus of military personnel capable of expansion


  1. cadrenoun

    A frame or framework.

  2. cadrenoun

    The framework or skeleton upon which a regiment is to be formed; the officers of a regiment forming the staff.

  3. cadrenoun

    The core of a managing group, or a member of such a group.

  4. Etymology: From cadre, from quadro, from quadrum, from quatuor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cadrenoun

    the framework or skeleton upon which a regiment is to be formed; the officers of a regiment forming the staff

  2. Etymology: [F. cadre, It. quadro square, from L. quadrum, fr. quatuor four.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cadre

    kad′r, n. a nucleus, framework, esp. the permanent skeleton of a regiment or corps, the commissioned and non-commissioned officers, &c., around whom the rank and file may be quickly grouped. [Fr.]

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  1. acred, arced, cared, Cedar, cedar, e-card, ecard, raced

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cadre in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cadre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of cadre in a Sentence

  1. Commanding General Ken Kamper:

    We've taken immediate action with any cadre member that has been named and possibly involved in this allegation. We've removed them from their normal duties. They've been suspended.

  2. Loretta Lynch:

    He said it's clear to me that there is a cadre of senior people in New York who have a deep and visceral hatred of Secretary Clinton, i'm just troubled that this issue, meaning the, the New York agent issue and leaks, I am just troubled that this issue has put us where we are today with respect to this laptop.

  3. Joseph Kitamirike:

    The first security we are offering, the lot size is 10,000 shillings, which is like $3, and the minimum amount investable is $3, to bring in a cadre of investors who never imagined they could trade securities.

  4. Margaret Chan:

    We are committed to implementing a single program, with a single line of accountability, a single budget, a single set of business processes, a single cadre of staff and a single set of performance benchmarks.

  5. Sarah Sanders:

    Waters yelled at a cadre of reporters outside the Speaker’s Lobby who were asking her about her comments. She also refused to answer questions about whether her remarks are bad for her party. Waters has faced bipartisan criticism for her weekend comments to a crowd of supporters in Los Angeles. After White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen were pressured to leave restaurants last week amid the backlash over family separations at the border, Waters had urged the crowd to keep up the pressure. If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere.

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